Real news presented by professionals 5/5
I first encountered CBSN as part of PlutoTV and was impressed by the news anchors, complete coverage, presentation format, and a comfortable level of advertising support. After purchasing my first iPad last year, I was excited to find that CBSN had this dedicated app. I enjoy both the live coverage which streams very well on all public and private WiFi networks that I use. As another reviewer has said, CBS gets it. They have the right balance of access and advertising. They do not trivialize the content or presentation to some mythical short attention span streaming customer. Walter Cronkite would be proud to be associated with this team and this app.
Very nice app, but very liberally biased coverage. 3/5
As the headline says, it’s a nice app if you can look past the heavily biased “news coverage”.
One sided! 1/5
By Moderate Left and Right
I thought I would download this app because I enjoyed CBS before 2016. During the Obama days they had informative stories. Now I just feel like every thing they write is one sided and leans to the left. Why can’t we just get good honest stories without all the he politics.
I applaud CBS for the News App 5/5
Streaming, on-demand, live and canned— all points that make this app useful. It is now my go-to service for up-to-the-minute reporting. Well done!!
Up to date and free! 4/5
By Lady Island
I appreciate having up to date news available on my device. CBS news app is a great way to stay informed without costly streaming fees.
CBS App NEWS 4/5
Like that I can pull this up and keep up to date on what is happening in my Community in America. Not fake news. Just plain ole NEWS!
To serve the public...
Doesn’t save progress, too many commercials 1/5
The app is great for the fact that shows are available so quickly. However they are almost unwatchable unless you can watch uninterrupted. Anytime you need to step away, you have to reopen the app and try to find your place, and then rewatch all the commercials up to that point. I end up watching multiple times more commercials than on a regular broadcast. I also had an issue where another video was playing in the background somehow so I had to stop the one I was watching, find my place again, rewatch 5 minutes of commercials, etc. In order for it to be usable, it needs to save progress and limit the number of commercials you have to watch on any given video. Something most other streaming apps are able to do without issue.
The best 5/5
We don’t have cable any more. I use this app to get the latest unbiased news. I love the anchors. They are mostly people of color, like me.
Fake News 1/5
Racist and biased second only to CNN the fake news leader.
The app that I listen to when I am on the go. 5/5
By Juanka! 14
CBSN is the app of my choice when I want to keep myself updated, it provides reliable information and they are always on, but most importantly they are always FREE!
You guys rock!
Love being able to watch on my IPad 5/5
Great streaming app, along with the CBS app. News, Star Trek, Colbert, and Good Fight- all great!
Streaming quality is great! 5/5
Programs are a bit stale but the quality of transmissions makes it worthwhile. It's free! No subscription.
Great, but I worry... 4/5
CBS News is a quick, easy way to keep up with events and developments. Sometimes, I wonder/worry if the organization is still pushing at the edges to tell the whole story. “Fear” may be causing some sources to “lag” in the quest when our nation needs them the most.
Stand alone Live TV is outstanding!!! 5/5
The app works wonderfully, but a dark theme would make it even better!!! Great work though!!!
Freezes my iPad Air 1/5
By Ron of Ocala
I am able to use ABC, NBC, FOX, CNN, BBC, and USA Today apps on my iPad Air, but CBS locks up consistently when ever I try to read an article. I should just delete it, but am hoping someday an update will fix the problem. Right now it is useless except for getting headlines.
More commercials than news 1/5
By Wondering 111
I appreciate the quality of news coverage but am not willing to listen to that many commercials. Too many other options out there for quality news. You don’t have the corner of decent coverage.
Up to date News! 5/5
Love the app. It does need some new update because is a little confusing. But overall the news are up dated instantly. Keeps you aware of what is happening WORLDWIDE.
Terrible all Ads! 1/5
Never opens to the news story I tap on but it always to a video ad. So disappointed. Deleted! So greedy! You should be ashamed.
Reliable news on a reliable app! 5/5
I know I can get up to date independent news on my cell phone while working in the garage for hours on end. App never crashes. Great job!!
Good broad coverage 5/5
No paywall a big plus
C b s news 5/5
By Rosco Pete
Best up to date news on my I phone informative clear live broadcast just straight news to the point.
I REALLY like this app. Gives you the basics up front and if you want more in-depth, you can get it. Thanks!!!
Great app- 5/5
Can keep up with news w/o needing to have cable or worthless cable contract that costs too much money for 800 channels of nothing good! Chromecast supported, and... the news is news, (not childish yelling and bickering like some other channels.)
Streaming progress 4/5
CBSN, and CBS overall, have maintained high journalistic standards while taking a leadership role in delivering live stream and on demand content that we are interested in following. It is important that the news division constantly strive to present all perspectives whenever possible. We need to hear and understand opposing views. The integration of commercials is irritating and sloppy at times. Short format ads (< 10 sec) in small quantities would be an improvement.
Love the app, though... 5/5
App crashes when entering live mode on iPad 2017. When you play separate videos, everything’s fine. (App version: 3.7.0, iOS: 11.2.6) Works fine on Apple TV 4. Waiting for a fix.
Mostly on top of news 5/5
By Rena and i
It usually has the actual news first
Great News App 5/5
CBS is a great source of news, and their app is very well done.
The Apple disease--adding new, old not working 1/5
Obtrusive ads popping up FULL SCREAM (spelling intentional) on what seems like increasingly shorter intervals, during my view of a news story whose captions are broken. I acknowledge the need for ads, but not like that! Force me to watch and you LOSE me! Deleting the application, with gross disappointment in the practices of one of the oldest and historically best in electronic journalism. Goodbye CBS.
By Sherry GG
This app is the best, easy to use💕💕
Nice, Live News Quickly at Hand 4/5
I highly value access to Live News as events happen. Access to Live Meetings with the President or WH Press, perfection! The few days I’ve watched, CBS presented news without a ton of what drives me nuts, those ‘I suppose talking heads’. I can conjecture many scenarios without any need for help, what I desire is ‘Breaking New’s’ along with the past 24 hours news on a variety of issues.
Live Stream Constantly Freezes 1/5
Latest update did not resolve freezing issue. Note to advertisers - ads seem to freeze even more than news stream. Considering uninstalling.
DESPERATE FOR AD REVENUE?!?!? 1/5
By FAKE INFORMATION HONEYPOT
I will NEVER use your phone app again! The new pop up ads make CBS look so utterly DESPERATE for ad revenue. It’s beyond annoying and there are plenty of other news apps. Going to message ALL friends using it and never share a story again. If one person says this, thousands more agree. Worth the price?
Quick Way to Keep Up What's UP IN THE WORLD 5/5
Great app!! Quickly keeps you aware of what's up here and
Not so good on AppleTV 2/5
No problems on iOS (older iPad and newer iPhone versions). However latest update for tvOS fails to live stream CBSN. I get a black screen within the app (the app loads and offers choices but selecting live news results in black screen). Sometimes it works, leading to the question is it an issue at the source (CBS)?
Breath of fresh air 5/5
In today’s political climate I am increasingly grateful to CBS for prioritizing high quality journalism. This is my go to television news source and the app is terrific. Highly recommend all around.
Finally, a free live streaming news site with quality newscasters. Also, news on site updated frequently.
Good app 5/5
By Cj shreds
Good app for latest national news.
good app 5/5
hello everyone thank you for the app I really enjoy it it’s a good app thank you for your time and corporation you guys are good people
Worst Apple TV app ever 1/5
By a guy who reviews stuff
The app is just straight up broken on my Apple TV. I constantly have to enter the multitasking window and swipe this app up if I want it to work. Half the time I enter the app, all I see is a black screen. Often, while I’m watching the news, the newscast will just freeze. Swiping the app up does nothing to fix this, when this happens I just switch to a different news source. If these problems persist, I will be deleting this app from my device.
CBS News on iPad and iPhone 5/5
I always watch CBS home on TV and my devices. Clear honest not slated left or right always on topic. Clear and concise news with details.
Getting used to it 4/5
By USA Rat
I have a couple goto apps for news since I cannot be too informed. There is so much going on. Although I have had this app for awhile, I am starting to use it more. The format of the live stream and the stories are well done. I decided to review this as 4 stars and will update my rating after continued use.
Family History 5/5
Every since I was a little girl I remember CBS was the channel that stayed on our tv. All the shows we watched was on that channel. The news was what my dad wanted to watch, so had to be very quiet when CBS News was on. Now after so many years have passed, it’s still the greatest news show around. I thank you guys for creating this app, so I can get the news from the best.
Stories that matter 5/5
By Alpha boys
Up to date. In depth stories are great
Great News App! 5/5
Keeps you informed of the latest news and information. Great app!
love it love it love it 5/5
it’s just wonderful
I have trouble connecting to your server often. I just deleted and reinstalled the app on my newer iPad. I hope it works better. I like that you do not seem overly opinionated.
The App 1/5
The App would be much better if CBS wasn’t so biased against the America that overwhelmingly voted the Trump/Pence Team into office.
Best news app out there 5/5
By Kitchen Computing
Extremely easy to navigate. You get a full heading. Then an introduction to the topic at hand. Then if you desire to read the full article you can. And returning to the topics list is literally one click. News presented the way it should be.
Blurry images and take too long to load 1/5
By Monte MBA Scuba
Blurry images and take too long to load